Rescue Dawn

TitleRescue Dawn
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsHerzog, Werner
Running Time125 min
Date Released09/06/2006
DistributorMGM Distribution Co.
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish, Lao, Vietnamese

This epic war drama, directed by Werner Herzog, is based on the true story of U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler, played by Christian Bale. Dengler is shot down and captured by villagers sympathetic to the Pathet Lao during an American military campaign in the Vietnam War (1955–75). He is tortured and eventually taken to a prison camp, and the film details his escape from the camp after learning that the guards plan to kill him and the rest of the prisoners. Following its cinematic release in 2007, Rescue Dawn was nominated for multiple awards, including a Golden Satellite Award and an Independent Spirit Award.

Entry by GWC Assistants / Work by GWC Assistants : 

Type of Literature:

Time Period:


Library Location: 
Call Number: